Contributor Recap: 9/30 – 10/4

Happy Friday everyone! Today we have for you a selection of excellent posts from some of the UWG Contributors! These are either recent posts or posts that we all thought really should be shared. Enjoy!

Dawn of the Third Day: PAX Sunday

Another day at PAX come and gone, another day of gaming news to share with you all! Today I got a look several excellent games coming down the pike, so lets jump right in!

Everyone Plays Video Games

A strange thing has been happening around my workplace: people are playing video games during their free time. Not just the usual two or three of us who bring our DS to work, but everyone seems to be hunched over their phones and computer screens, clicking or swiping away at little stacks of sweets. That’s…

The Creative Pack Page

Hello, everyone.  We have just begun a new page entitled Creative Pack that will list links to a variety of other game-related sites, including links to fan art and fan fiction accounts, development diaries, podcasts, etc.  (It’s like an expansion pack filled with awesome links and, of course, a nougat center.)  This will be a…

With All These New Consoles Coming Out, Why Not Just Get a PC?

With the bulk of the big E3 announcements behind us, and as the excitement wanes just a tad, what are we left with? A slew of great looking games for either a new $500 console or a new $400 console. The Wii U is still hovering around the $300-$350. Maybe its price will drop by…

Going to the Backlog

Even though I don’t have tons of time to game, I like to keep at least two games in regular rotation at all times. That way, when I have only an hour to play, I don’t spend thirty minutes of it deciding on the game. I also prefer to only play one game per system…

Gaming And Me – My Identity As An Intermediate Gamer

Many of you may not be familiar with me or my blog over at simpleek. If you visit my blog, you may notice how I call myself the “intermediate gamer.” Ever since I started blogging over a year ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about my experiences and my identity as a gamer. I consider…

When You Know It’s Right

I’ve been playing Dragon Age II (very slowly) for a couple weeks now and I think, finally, we’ve clicked. How do I know? Because the gameplay and my characters from the game pop into my thoughts when I’m not playing. And when that happens, distracting as it may be, I starting thinking about where I’m…

Realism in games – a step in the wrong direction?

Hello my pretties! This week I’m writing on an issue that’s close to my heart – realism in games and the general trend in the games industry of making games that are more and more realistic. When it came out, everyone was gushing about Half Life 2‘s physics engine and the ability it gives you to manipulate…

United We Game is Accepting Submissions!

Hello Everyone! We are excited to announce that as of Saturday May 4th, United We Game (referred to as UWG from here on) will be accepting post submissions! We’ve been looking forward to doing this since we began back in March and are incredibly excited to start working with our fellow games bloggers as UWG…